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Summer High School Volunteer Program

For an eight-week period each summer, high school volunteers help make a difference during their summer break by providing play activities to patients in waiting areas, assisting with special events at the hospital, working with Dr. Bear®’s Closet donations, and assisting staff at the Welcome Desk.

Summer High School Program
Thank you for your interest in the Summer High School program! Due to an overwhelming number of responses, the application is now closed. We will be recruiting for the summer 2015 program beginning March 1, 2015. If you already filled out an application for the summer 2014 program, please remember to attend your orientation session/interview in May.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How old do you have to be to become a high school volunteer?
A. High school students who are between the ages of 15 to18 are eligible to be considered for our summer program. Applicants must reach age 15 by June 23, 2014 in order to meet eligibility requirements.

Q. My child is considering medical school. Can he or she spend some of their volunteer time shadowing a doctor?
A. Students do not perform or observe medical or patient care procedures of any kind. Furthermore, our program does not offer the opportunity to shadow physicians, nurses or direct caregivers.

Q. What is the required time commitment for high school summer volunteers?
Each high school student is expected to fulfill a minimum of 75 volunteer hours during the course of the eight-week program.

Q. What days and times can high school summer volunteers work?
Volunteer placements are available Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.
We are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2014 High School Volunteer Program.

For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 202-476-2062

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